18 May 2011

Game Wrap and Morning Links: May 18, 2011

Baltimore, Boston (ppd rain)
Box Score / Play-By-Play / AP Recap

The O's/Sox had the second and final game of their short series at Fenway postponed due to inclement weather. It has been announced that Zach Britton, scheduled to start last night in Boston, will get the nod tonight against the Yanks, with Jeremy Guthrie taking the mound on Thursday.

Stat(s) of the game


The number of Orioles expected to be placed on the disabled list prior to tonight's game. Derrek Lee and Caesar Izturis appear to be troubled by an oblique and nerve in the hand, respectively. Troy Patton (lhp, AAA Norfolk) and Brandon Snyder (1b, AAA Norfolk) are expected to replace them on the 25-man roster.

Orioles Game ball

Brandon Snyder (Call-up for the former top 10 organizational prospect)

MiLB game balls

Norfolk (Box) - Ryan Adams, 2B (3-5, 2B (10), RBI (8))
Bowie (Box) - Alfredo Simon, LHP (6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 SO, W (1))
Frederick (Box) - Rick Zagone, LHP (6 IP, 3 H 0 R, 4 BB, 2 SO, W (2))
Delmarva (Box) - Clayton Schrader, LHP (2 IP, O H, O R, 0 BB, 4 SO)

Three Morning Links

MASN's Roch Kubatko recaps Alfredo Simon's third start at AA Bowie.

Matt Vensil at the Baltimore Sun writes the legal troubles for the Dominican lefty are far from over, and Baltimore will have to make some related roster moves in the near future.

Orioles Hangout's Chris Stoner had some draft questions for MLB.com's prospect/draft writer Jonathan Mayo.

Up Next

Zach Britton (3.83 xFIP, 164 ERA+) pushes back a day and laces them up against the Yanks. He'll be opposed by Bartolo Colon (3.05 xFIP, 108 ERA+) and the second most productive offense in the American League (5.02 runs per game).

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